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Oral Exam Interventions 3, 4, 5
The Oral Exam is an opportunity for you to demonstrate your knowledge, your presentation/speaking skills, as well as your ability to communicate. They can also be good practice for developing body language, projection and message delivery.
HERE IS A LIST OF POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVES THAT YOU MAY WANT TO TAKE IN ORDER TO PRESENT YOUR ORAL EXAM IN ENGLISH LITERATURE CLASS WITH MR.MRTZ.
The assessment technique MUST BE CONNECTED TO THE READING SELECTIONS FROM ENGLISH LITERATURE CLASS DURING 2008/2009
PAIR/GROUP WORK> Teacher will provide one hour class for rehearsal and planning. It is solely student’s responsibility to adopt and accept school rules about group work or pair work.
News Channel (report) TV Commercials
Students will present news from different sections. They must connect one of the three stories the necklace, Helen on 86th Street and Martin Luther King. They may include TV commercials. News broadcasting (also known as newscast or newsbreak) is the broadcasting of various news events and other information via television or radio. The content is usually either produced locally in a newsroom, or by a broadcast network.
Student will recreate one story from a comic and entertaining perspective. By changing some names, events and objects, the performers will offer a new version of the story. The message must be kept intact. The reader or audience is privileged to know how the story begins, progresses and ends. If you see a parody and you may have not seen the original version, then the true might be distorted. Here is a definition from the dictionary>
- A literary or artistic work that imitates the characteristic style of an author or a work for comic effect or ridicule. caricature.
Story Adaptation to Modern Times
In this category, student may rewrite the scripts of the story and adapted to new and modern times as it has been in Romeo and Juliet in Hollywood studios. We may want to say a reloaded version of an old piece. It has to be attached to the message and authors intentions.
You may have heard of The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Jerry Springer Show y Geraldo, Laura en America, El Show de Cristina, 90, Jaime Baily, or Reality Show among others. A talk show (American) or chat show (Global) is a television or radio program where one person or group of people come together to discuss various topics put forth by a talk show host. Sometimes, talk shows feature a panel of guests, usually consisting of a group of people who are learned or who have great experience in relation to whatever issue is being discussed on the show for that episode. Other times, a single guest discusses their work or area of expertise with a host or co-hosts. A call-in show takes live phone calls from callers listening at home, in their cars, etc. Another variation could be TV SHOWS like Harry Hill’s TV Burp is a popular BAFTA award-winning British television comedy programme, produced by Avalon Television for ITV, and is hosted by the comedian Harry Hill. The show presents a satirical look at the previous week’s television, including extracts from TV shows with added sketches, observational voice-overs, and guest appearances.
Students will recreate one story with puppets. They may imitate and change voices to make it a little bit funny and to protect their identities.A puppet is an inanimate object or representational figure animated or manipulated by a puppeteer. It is usually (but by no means always) a depiction of a human character, and is used in puppetry, a play or a presentation that is a very ancient form of theatre. The puppet undergoes a process of transformation through being animated, and is normally manipulated by at least one puppeteer.
There are many different varieties of puppets, and they are made of a wide range of materials, depending on their form and intended use. They can be extremely complex or very simple in their construction. They may even be found objects. As Oscar Wilde wrote, “There are many advantages in puppets. They never argue. They have no crude views about art. They have no private lives”. David Currell has said “A puppet is not an actor and a puppet theatre is not human theatre in miniature, because when an actor ‘represents’, a puppet ‘is'”
Musical Hall (music is on backstage)
Music hall is a form of British theatrical entertainment which was popular between 1850 and 1960. The term can refer to
- A particular form of variety entertainment involving a mixture of popular song, comedy and specialty acts. British music hall was similar to American vaudeville, featuring rousing songs and comic acts, while in the United Kingdom the term vaudeville referred to more lowbrow entertainment that would have been termed burlesque.
- The theatre or other venue in which such entertainment takes place;
- The type of popular music normally associated with such performances.
One well known spectacle is High School Musical in which performers act, dance and talk. Off/Broadway stories on stage with singing, performing and dancing.
Students might analyze a character through his her different features. Physical and personality traits may provide a picture of the character. Student may take a role or produce a monologue of any character of any story. Costume and great creativity must be the key. IN OTHER WORDS TO EMBODY A CHARACTER.
Character up close>EXAMPLE>Macbeth is nobleman and a Scottish general in the king’s army. At the beginning of the play, he has gained recognition for himself through his defeat of the king of Norway and the rebellious Macdowald. Shortly after the battle, Macbeth and another of the king’s general’s, Banquo, encounter three witches (or weird sisters) who greet Macbeth as thane of Glamis, thane of Cawdor, and future king. Macbeth, unaware that King Duncan has bestowed upon him the title thane of Cawdor, appears to be startled by these prophesies. As soon as the witches finish addressing Macbeth, Banquo asks him, “why…
Debate on Specific Topics> racism, honesty, truth, wishes, acceptance.
Students will discuss about the moral lesson of the stories. They will reflect upon the actions of the characters and how the author may or may not influence the readers. Some decisions that were taken by the characters must be analyzed and then converse about. The parties (people on each side) will defend their positions, by proposing and showing evidence from the story and connected to real life experiences. The debate must be centered on respect and purposeful understanding.
This is a chance to outburst your talent in improvisation. Students will draw a character or idea from a bag. She will have to make it alive for the audience. Performers may have two or three associates that may interfere or help in the conversation. The aim is to show all acting and speaking skills at hand.
Giving a Speech
After searching for info from varied sources, students will give a speech about the required topic. The speech must follow the intention to convince the audience and make them reflect about and ideal, conviction or simply present a point of view in regards to certain topics. Body language, intonation, security and projection of voice and message are accountable for the assessment.
A SOUND OF THUNDER
MAKING / CORRECTING MISTAKES
COLONIALISM IN INDIA
THANK YOU MA’M
THE GIFT OF THE MAGI
HELEN ON 86TH STREET
FATHER OR MOTHER DESSERTION
MARTIN LUTHER KING. JR.
HUMAN RIGHTS MOVEMENTS
LIST SOME OTHER TOPICS THAT MAY ADDRESS THE READING SELECTIONS>